Bardiya Jungle Safari - 3 Nights 4 Days Bardiya Safari Trip

Trip Overview
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeSafari
  • Major AttractionBardiya National Park Activites
  • Maximum Altitude300 Meters
  • Best TimeSpring, Autumn and Winter

Highlights

  • Travelling through Tiger Territory, a well-known tiger habitat
  • Bardia National Park is Nepal's largest national park in the lowland Terai area. It offers jungle safaris and bird viewing.
  • The Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephant, one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and blackbuck, as well as endangered species like the Bengal florican, smaller florican, and Sarus crane, call this place home.
  • Fish such as the endangered Gharial crocodile, marsh mugger, and Gangetic dolphin can be found here.
  • Zone of Safety
  • Boating on the Karnali River and across the river
  • Exploration of Nepal's Terai region's lowlands and life cycle
  • The ultimate authentic forest trip in Nepal, the habitat of the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • A forest walk and an elephant ride will allow you to explore the jungle.
  • A Jeep Safari will take you deep into the jungle.
  • A national park with fewer visitors and plenty of wildlife sightings
  • Enjoy organic cuisine as well as the culture of the area.
  • Take advantage of the Tharu cultural programm.

Being a small nation in its area and population, Nepal has a wide variety of populations with the diversification of its culture and traditions. Nepal is blessed with greenery, forests, water resources, and the eye-catching Himalayas from a geographical point of view. Although Nepal is not much developed in terms of infrastructural buildings, it can provide a home to various species of birds and animals. 

There are many dense forests in different parts of Nepal. Despite being known for its natural beauty, Nepal has also been overfilled with many animals and birds that are rare and less found in other parts of the world. The country is divided into three regions: the Terai, hilly, and mountain regions; the variety of animals and birds living in these areas is also diversified according to their favorable environment. Terai is a hot region, so animals that can adapt to the hot climate live in this area. Domestic animals like cows, buffalo, goats, and others live in the Terai region and the hilly region, but they cannot adapt to the mountain region. Animals such as yaks, donkeys, and snow bears cannot survive in hot climates. So, as per the necessity of the habitat, Nepal can be home to an uncountable number of animals and birds. 

For a long time, different animals have been victimized by hunters who illegally hunt wild animals for their skin, horns, trunks, and other body parts. This crime is recognized and punishable by our law, but still, illegally, the poachers are killing the animals, which makes them rare and endangered species. 

Randomly, lots of trees are cut down to increase human settlement. Deforestation is taking away the homes of many wild animals and birds. Our wild animals are being made homeless day by day, so our government has made different laws to punish those who cut down trees illegally and without permission. It has been strictly prohibited to hunt and kill animals. We have also criminalized under our law because of poaching and killing animals for their organs and transporting them to the international level. 

There have been many national wildlife conservation parks to preserve and promote wildlife. Among them, Bardia National Park is also one that can provide a home to many nature.
 

Bardia national park

The lowland Terai region of Nepal is home to Bardia National Park, which spans 968 square kilometers. In Nepal's Western Terai, Bardia National Park was formed to safeguard representative ecosystems and conserve the habitat of tigers and their prey species. Initially, it was constructed as a tiny Karnali Wildlife Reserve by relocating about 1,500 Babai Valley residents. Households were relocated to allow the reserve, flora, and animals to thrive. It was then renamed Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1988, it was elevated to Bardia National Park. Then, one-horned rhinoceros were moved from Chitwan National Park to Bardia National Park. A 327-square-kilometer buffer zone has been established, with the park and surrounding residents working together to administer it. The Karnali River in the west, the Churia River in the north, and the Babai River passes through Bardia National Park.
 

Flora and fauna in Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park has a large amount of wildness and a diverse range of species, flora, and environmental balance. Sal trees cover 70% of forests, a combination of grassland and riverine woodland. The lush woods of Bardia National Park's east side provide excellent habitats and corridors for various animal species. The endangered gharial crocodile, marsh mugger, and Gangetic dolphin live in the Karnali and Babai rivers that pass through Bardia National Park. Birds such as herons, egrets, black-necked storks, and small pratincole make their home in the riverine woodland along the beach. 

The Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephant, one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, blackbuck, and endangered birds such as the Bengal florican, smaller florican, and Sarus crane, can all be found in Bardia National Park. Bardia National Park is home to more than 30 animals, 230 bird species, and various snakes, reptiles, and fish. The park attracts a variety of migrating birds each year.

The Jungle Safari at Bardia National Park includes activities that transport visitors into nature and wilderness, giving them the best possibility of seeing various flora and wildlife. The Jungle Safari at Bardia National Park also allows visitors to interact with the Tharu and the local community and learn about their way of life and culture.

The Jungle Safari at Bardia National Park takes you into tiger territory and teaches you about tiger habitat, prey, and how the park tracks them. Various types of birds, reptiles, animals, fishes, crocodiles, and Gangetic dolphins may also be found in the park. In addition, you will be able to take in the scenery around the Karnali river and the golden romance of sunset on the river's bank.

Visitors may also watch the museum and Tharu traditional performances and lifestyles. The Tharu ethnic group is indigenous to the area and one of Nepal's indigenous groups. As souvenirs, the Tharu community's handicrafts are available.

From Kathmandu, fly to Nepalgunj and then drive to Bardia National Park. From the time you arrive at Bardia National Park till the time you go, the Mountain Rock Treks and Expedition have planned a full schedule of activities to explore as much of the park as possible. The mountain rock treks and expeditions ensure that visitors see every nook and cranny of Bardia National Park in the time allotted. We also offer several customization choices for the four-day/3-night Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park.

 

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Round trip flight ticket from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu and airport tax.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle from and to the airport/bus station.
  • Meals on the entire board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea, Coffee, and Hot Water).
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis at Hotel/Resort.
  • All the Jungle Safari/Activities as per the itinerary mentioned above/program.
  • All national park fees/entry permits.
  • English speaking Nature/Jungle guide.
  • Office Service charge.
  • All Government Tax.

Excludes

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  •  Any meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature and gratuities.
  • Alcoholic drinks/beverage bills, cold drinks, laundry, phone calls, and internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags and jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  • Any costs arising due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, strikes, etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever that are not mentioned in the price included.
  • Guide tips, supporting staff, and driver...                                                       
  • Note:- Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory
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Dates & Price

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Essential Info

A list of animals found in the Bardia jungle 

The park is home to endangered creatures, including elephants, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger, Gangetic river dolphin, and Bengal tigers and rhinos (who are famously elusive). Bardia is also home to the Sarus crane.

Some of the animals and birds are listed below: 

  1. The great one-horned rhinoceros
  2. Swamp deer, or Barasingha
  3. Blackbuck
  4. Ratel 
  5. Spotted deer, or chital
  6. Hog deer
  7. Samber
  8. Barking Deer
  9. Sloth Bear
  10. Wild boar
  11. Royal Bengal tiger
  12. Leopard
  13. Wild dog
  14. The golden jackal
  15. Asiatic elephant
  16. Gangetic dolphin

 

SMALL MAMMALS:

  1. Langur monkeys
  2. Rhesus macaque
  3. Indian fox
  4. Indian civet, large
  5. Common palm civet
  6. Himalayan palm civet
  7. Spotted linsang
  8. Jungle cat
  9. Smooth-coated otter
  10. Common mongoose
  11. Crab-eating mongoose
  12. The small Indian mongoose
  13. Rufous-tailed hare
  14. Hispid hare
  15. Indian porcupine
  16. The Giant Flying Squirrel
  17. The Particoloured Flying Squirrel
  18. The tremendous eastern horseshoe bat
  19. Fulvous fruit bats
  20. The Particoloured
  21. Grey musk shrews

 

Things to do in Bardia National Park:

A jungle safari

The most popular activity in BardiNational Park is trekking. Longer treks may be done by half-day morning or evening hikes while staying in communal forest areas in the rainforest. From full-day adventures to overnight jungle stays, there's something for everyone. Bardia offers a variety of jungle activities. The most common purpose for forest excursions in Bardia is to see tigers, followed by wild rhinos, elephants, and other animals. Bardia National Park is one of Nepal's most diversified in terms of flora and wildlife, and a walk through the forest is one of the most significant ways to get a first-hand look at it. Our 3-5 hour, leisurely, guided walk begins in the excellent early morning hours. In the morning, the wildlife is most active. However, for those who desire it, it can be made longer. Remember that this isn't a zoo, so seeing animals will depend on the year you arrive, the weather, and your good fortune. Our guides' experience will, of course, considerably boost your chances of viewing wildlife. We don't walk the entire way, but we spend a lot of time sitting and silently gazing at waterholes, riverbanks, and shelters.

Jeep Safari

A short trip through Bardia National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with plenty of opportunities to view animals. Only a tiny portion of the vast park has been set aside for exploration, leaving most of it undisturbed and undiscovered. You may hear the alarm call of monkeys, warning of the presence of the "king of the forest," before he enters into sight if you listen carefully to every jungle sound. Tigers are solitary and territorial; they hunt at night and are difficult to notice during the day, so if you are fortunate enough to see one, it will undoubtedly be a life-changing experience.

Elephant safari

Riding an elephant in its natural habitat is a remarkable experience since it is the world's largest land mammal and one of the most intelligent. Elephants can transport you to parts of the park that are inaccessible by foot and get you incredibly close to enormous species like rhinos without bothering them. The longer you stay on an elephant, the bigger the elephant, the higher your chances of seeing wildlife, so during a 2-3 hour ride, you're almost sure to see wildlife up close.

NOTE:-Due to the fact that Bardia National Park has only one entrance and departure gate, all park trips begin and stop there.

 

Rafting in the Karnali river

This is NOT whitewater rafting; instead, it is an enjoyable float down the majestic and picturesque Karnali River from the northern border. Your rafting experts will assist you in seeing a variety of birds and other species along the riverside throughout the day-long journey. Elephants, deer, wild boar, and rhinos are frequently spotted drinking from the river, and seeing the rare and endangered freshwater dolphins is a great highlight of the trip. We prepare a delicious lunch to eat by the riverbank while taking in the fresh river breezes and then return to RLB for sunset. This excursion is highly recommended since it allows you to see an unspoiled environment and view unusual creatures.

 

Visit an elephant breeding center.

National Park developed a breeding center to help boost its numbers as the elephant quickly became one of the most endangered creatures. Efforts are being made to increase the population.

They developed a breeding center to help boost its numbers as a code breeding center.

The crocodile breeding center is accessible from inside and outside the park, next to the elephant breeding center. Although there is a fee to see the crocodiles, it is rarely prosecuted. In the crocodile breeding center, marsh huggers and gharial crocodiles may be found. While the strange-looking gharial crocodiles are fascinating, the breeding center is pricey and undersized.

Visit Tharu Museum

The indigenous groups of the Bardia area are known as the Tharus. This will provide information about their culture, way of life, and much more. The primary goal of this museum is to preserve indigenous Tharu cultural heritage, which is rapidly dwindling. Therefore, this museum is furnished with all the necessary items, such as decorations, foods, equipment, clothing, mud-built grain storage, husking machine, Tharus God, etc.

 

Experience in eco-lodges and Tharu homestays.

Although Bardia has many large hotels, eco-lodges that also organize trips and safaris might be helpful too. You may eat anything you like for lunch and supper, but staying at Tharu Homestays is recommended if you want to learn about Tharu culture, taste local cuisine, and have a truly cultural experience in Bardia. Please keep in mind that there is no lodging within the national park, so you will have to choose from the possibilities in Thakurdwara.

Bird watching

With hundreds of wild species, Bardia has turned into a birdwatching haven. Egrets, Black Ibis, Francolins, Lesser Whistling Ducks, Hornbills, Kingfishers, Warblers, and many other birds may be seen. To make the most of your time in Bardia, get the perfect jungle guide for bird watching, animal watching, and jungle activities. It is critical to get familiar with your birds before you arrive. In Bardia, only a few guides are genuinely masters at spotting birds.

 

Temples in Bardia

There are various tiny temples and shrines in Thakurdwara. The Shiva temples, albeit young, have a long history stretching back to Bardia's beginnings. All of these shrines, as well as the main temple, are free to visit. Surprisingly, Nepal's largest Shiva temple is highly colorful and unusual. The Digital Archaeology Foundation has digitally preserved it in 3D because of its rarity.

Boating

Many people like taking a day excursion to the rivers around Bardia. You'll get a different perspective on the forest than you would on foot. Animals will mostly ignore you and go about their business as usual. The disadvantages of boating include the high cost and the real threat of crocodiles in the water. 

River fishing

River fishing is a favorite hobby for fishers in Bardia. The most popular fish are golden mahseer and goonch. We must obtain permission before fishing and return all fish to the river. For a USD 10 per day, We may rent fishing equipment.

Cultural dance by the Tharu community

The Tharu culture is one of Bardia's most popular tourist attractions. The Tharu are an indigenous tribal tribe that lives in Bardia. The Tharu will dance with a narrative about their history, culture, customs, and activities. Hurdunguwa, traditional stick dance, and other beliefs are among them. They also encourage the visitors to dance with them when the dance is about to conclude.

 

 

FAQs

  • Q1. May we See the sunset at the Karnali river ?

    Isn't it trusty pinking on the horizon, and you're standing on the edge of Karnali, watching antelope, apes, elephants, rhinos, and even tigers fill their thirst and call it a day.

  • Not compulsory but to promote local culture and community, your small help will raise the culture of the Tharu people. To this day, the Tharu population in Bardia leads a fairly traditional lifestyle. The settlement is heavily reliant on the forest and is frequently assaulted by animals looking to reclaim their domain. Despite the government's efforts to improve the lives of the Tharu population in and around Bardia, the group remains backward for a variety of reasons. Due to its distant location, Bardia lacks much of the infrastructure and humane amenities required for its development. So, if you wish to support the If you want to help create projects in and around the Tharu villages for clean drinking water, good schools, and health facilities.

     

  • Try to communicate with locals and inform in national park counter. Bardia has stepped up its efforts to save tigers, and the number of tigers has risen dramatically over time. Illegal hunters and poachers, on the other hand, are always a serious menace. Fortunately, the Nepalese government has made a significant effort to save endangered tigers.

    You may also contribute a little sum to the Bardia National Park authorities to assist them in their efforts to save tigers.  These are the 11 must-do activities in Bardia National Park to discover and create lasting experiences.

Client Reviews

  • Best Place For Jungle Safari

    I Plan For 3 night 4 days tour with my friends. Three of us Fly to nepaljung and the trip started. Our first 3 days were amazing and we saw Tigers and Rhinos. I like to see Tiger again and spend another 3 days. Our Guide BABA was amazing. He was an expert in Bardia I would say. Most recommended Guide and Mountain rock trek.

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